First Amendment For We But Not For Thee

November 15th, 2008at 02:50pm Posted by Eli

It was awful enough that the Mormons (and Catholics) saw fit to fund an all-out blitz to amend the California constitution to outlaw gay marriage – but now, after breaking the hearts of millions of gay couples in California and across the country, they have the fucking nerve to act outraged when they face protests:

[T]he extent of the protests has taken many Mormons by surprise. On Friday, the church’s leadership took the unusual step of issuing a statement calling for “respect” and “civility” in the aftermath of the vote.

“Attacks on churches and intimidation of people of faith have no place in civil discourse over controversial issues,” the statement said. “People of faith have a democratic right to express their views in the public square without fear of reprisal.”

Can someone show me where in the Constitution or Bill Of Rights it says that “people of faith” are somehow exempt from facing protests?  That their “democratic right to express their views in the public square” trumps everyone else’s?

The Mormons want to use the First Amendment as a one-way shield to protect their own right to free speech at the expense of everyone else’s, while still reserving the right to cross the boundary between church and state whenever they see fit.

But what really galls me the most is their narcissistic belief that protesting against churches that worked to ban gay marriage is a horrible unacceptable affront to the Constitution, but imposing their religious views on the gay community is not.  They consider the right to fight gay marriage to be more valuable and fundamental than the right to engage in it.

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